VMware Unveils VMware Horizon Suite, Industry's Most Comprehensive Platform for Workforce Mobility

VMware Unveils VMware Horizon Suite, Industry's Most Comprehensive Platform for 
Workforce Mobility 
VMware(R) Horizon Workspace(TM), VMware Horizon View(TM) and VMware
Horizon Mirage(TM) Deliver the Virtual Workspace to Simplify End-User
Computing in the Multi-Device Era 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 --  VMware, Inc. (NYSE:
VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure,
today unveiled the VMware(R) Horizon Suite(TM), a comprehensive
platform for workforce mobility that will connect end users to their
data, applications and desktops on any device without sacrificing IT
security and control. With updates to VMware Horizon View(TM) and
VMware Horizon Mirage(TM), as well as a new product, VMware Horizon
Workspace(TM), the VMware Horizon Suite will enable IT organizations
to empower users with a secure, easy-to-manage virtual workspace that
delivers a consistent, compelling experience across devices.  
"Our customers are looking for a comprehensive, enterprise-class
solution to empower workers in a world where the proliferation of
devices and consumer cloud services have changed user expectations,
while putting IT security and governance at risk," said Boaz
Chalamish, senior vice president and general manager, End-User
Computing, VMware. "VMware virtualization has helped hundreds of
thousands of customers change what is possible in the datacenter, and
we believe it can have the same transformative impact in end-user
computing. The VMware(R) Horizon(TM) Suite will help our customers
accelerate their journeys from the PC Era to the Multi-Device Era."  
A report by Forrester Research Inc. finds the use of personal devices
outside of IT control alarming -- with 67 percent of employees using
personally selected smartphones and 46 percent using personally
selected laptops -- none of which were approved or issued by the
company(1). And, a recent survey by VMware found that 83 percent of
IT administrators wanted to prevent the use of consumer online
storage and collaboration applications(2). The VMware Horizon Suite
is designed to solve the security and governance challenges these
consumer-ready applications and devices bring to enterprises,
enabling IT to meet the demands of their users with a virtual
workspace that is secure, compliant and easy to manage.  
"Instead of treating remote work styles as an exception, success at
Jaguar Land Rover will mean designing systems and policies assuming
that everyone is mobile, using multiple personal devices connecting
over both local and global networks," said Gordon McMullan, acting
chief technology officer, Chief Information Technology Office, Jaguar
Land Rover Automotive. "VMware's Horizon Suite is at the heart of
this capability. This will dramatically improve collaboration and
productivity of our global workforce." 
Single, Unified Platform for End-User Computing
 The VMware Horizon
Suite will bring together VMware's industry-leading desktop
virtualization solution and technologies VMware has built from the
ground up to support a mobile, collaborative workforce, including
Project Octopus, Project AppBlast, Project AppShift, VMware
ThinApp(R), VMware Horizon Application Manager(TM) and VMware Horizon
Mobile(TM) into a single, unified solution. An integrated platform to
support the mobile workforce, the VMware Horizon Suite is designed to
transform technology silos of data, applications and desktops into
centralized IT services that can be easily provisioned, managed and
delivered to end-users. It includes:  


 
--  VMware Horizon Workspace - The New Virtual Workspace
     Today, VMware
    introduced Horizon Workspace, a new product that will simplify the
    end-user experience and reduce IT costs by combining data,
    applications and desktops into a single aggregated workspace, that can
    be securely delivered on any device.
    
    
    With VMware Horizon Workspace, IT administrators will be able to
    allocate data, applications or desktops to end users or groups instead
    of their devices, and end users will be able to self-provision
    corporate applications and services to reduce the burden on IT. This
    enables a quick and responsive IT department that can deliver the
    right data, application or desktop to any device, on the fly. Horizon
    Workspace will also enable organizations to easily add new devices,
    users or applications without having to reconfigure the devices or
    endpoints. In addition, centralized management simplifies the
    enforcement and management of user policies so the entire solution
    will enhance safety and security.
     Read more about VMware Horizon
    Workspace
    
    
--  VMware Horizon View 5.2 - Easy-to-Use and Simple-to-Manage VDI
    
    Transforming traditional physical PCs into centralized managed IT
    services, VMware Horizon View 5.2 will deliver elastic desktop
    services as a virtual workspace for ultimate control and flexibility
    for user experience, administration and service. New simplified access
    to remote Horizon View desktops using any HTML5 capable browser will
    enable end users to conveniently access their virtual desktop and
    applications on any device without having to install burdensome client
    software ahead of time. Support for hardware-accelerated 3-D graphics
    will enable the most graphically intensive applications to run inside
    virtual desktops, opening new industries such as CAD (computer
    assisted design) and CAM (computer assisted manufacturing) to VDI.
    Lastly, Horizon View 5.2 with Unity will offer a new intuitive,
    gesture-oriented interface to transform your Windows mobile
    environment into a tablet-friendly user experience.
     Read more about
    what's new in VMware Horizon View 5.2
    
    
--  VMware Horizon Mirage 4 - A Better Physical Desktop
     VMware Horizon
    Mirage 4 will provide an optimal end-user experience for both online
    and offline productivity while lowering IT costs with zero-touch
    management of desktop services. Horizon Mirage is a layered image
    management solution that separates the PC into logical layers owned
    and managed by either IT or the end user. Horizon Mirage 4 will give
    IT the ability to update individual layers without disruption to other
    layers, thus enabling end-user data and applications to be up to date.
    In addition, integration with VMware ThinApp application
    virtualization streamlines application packaging, which can enable
    smoother OS migrations and provide "roll-back" capabilities in case of
    failure or disaster. VMware Horizon Mirage 4 also extends support for
    virtual Windows environments on Macs with a free bundle of VMware
    Fusion(R) Professional, improving end user productivity.
     Read more
    about what's new in VMware Horizon Mirage

  
Moving From the PC Era to the Multi-Device Era with VMware Professional
Services
 VMware Professional Services can help customers accelerate
their move to the multi-device era with consulting services for
VMware Horizon Suite. VMware Professional Services Consultants bring
the expertise and know-how to customers to efficiently design and
implement the solution to deliver business results. Visit VMware
Professional Services for more information. 
Pricing and Availability
 VMware Horizon Suite is expected to be
available in Q1 2013 and customers will have the option to leverage
the entire platform of integrated products or purchase and deploy
specific capabilities of the platform depending on their
organizational needs.  
VMware Horizon Suite will be licensed per named user with prices
starting at $300. All of the Horizon Suite products will also be sold
individually. Go to VMware Horizon Suite Pricing/Buy page.  
Additional Resources 


 
--  Visit the VMware Horizon Suite online press kit to get product details
    and images
--  Read "Broadening VMware EUC's Horizon" blog post by Scott Davis, CTO,
    End-User Computing, VMware
--  Read "Transforming Windows Desktops Into a Centralized Service" blog
    post by Robert Baesman, director of desktop product management,
    End-User Computing, VMware
--  Read "The Rise of the Multi-Device Workspace" blog post by Ben
    Goodman, lead evangelist for Horizon, End-User Computing, VMware
--  Follow the VMware End-User Computing team on Twitter and Facebook

  
About VMware
 VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud
infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the
Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way
they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a
manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With
2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 480,000
customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in
Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found
online at www.vmware.com. 
Forward-Looking Statements
 This press release contains
forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements
regarding the potential benefits, planned features and expected
availability of the VMware Horizon Suite and its expected benefits to
customers and expectations of radically changing requirements for IT
organizations. These forward-looking statements are subject to the
safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those
projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain
risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in
general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in
consumer or information technology spending; (iii) competitive
factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry
consolidation, entry of new competitors into the virtualization
market, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors;
(iv) our customers' ability to develop, and to transition to, new
products and computing strategies such as cloud computing and
virtualization of mobile devices; (v) the uncertainty of customer
acceptance of emerging technology; (vi) rapid technological and
market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud and
desktop computing; (vii) changes to product development timelines;
(viii) VMware's ability to protect its proprietary technology; and
(ix) VMware's ability to attract and retain highly qualified
employees. These forward looking statements are based on current
expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in
condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks
detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form
10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to
time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations.
VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to,
update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this
release. 
VMware, VMware Horizon Suite, Horizon Workspace, Horizon View,
Horizon Mirage, Horizon Application Manager, Horizon Mobile, ThinApp
and VMware Fusion are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware,
Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks
and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective
organizations. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does
not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any
other company. 
(1) Forrester Research, Building The Business Case For A
Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Program, Michele Pelino, November 15,
2012. 
(2) VMware, Inc., Survey of VMware Horizon Workspace Beta Customers,
January 2013. 
Contacts:
Louis Cheng
VMware Global Communications
chengl@vmware.com
(650) 427-7643 
Angela D'Arcy
The OutCast Agency for VMware
adarcy@theoutcastagency.com
(415) 345-4724 
 
 
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